Design Enablers

MeshWorks has a powerful Design Enablers module that will allow users to automatically create typical design solutions required to improve Structural and CFD performance and reduce weight

Typical Design Enablers available as automated ‘ready-to-use’ CAE solutions include: a) Beads, b) Darts, c) Bulk-heads, d) Reinforcements, e) Holes/Slots, f) Part extension/contraction, g) Shell rib, h) Tetra-rib, i) Tailor Welded & Rolled blank – TWB/TRB etc.

All of the above can be created very easily without the user having to manually create geometry, mesh or connections – sufficient to provide inputs at a high level as if a design engineer would do

The Design Enablers can be executed as an integrated solution complete with properties, materials, connectors etc.

The Design Enablers can be executed as a single instance or as a parameter with multiple instances

Shape Parameter

Shape changes like increasing or decreasing the size, translating or rotating a portion (Morphing) on a FE model is done with ease of access as per user requirement. Moreover each and every shape changes applied can be reviewed individually that will be useful for comparing the variation.

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Gauge Parameters

Gauge parameters can be created for multiple parts in a single step very easily & elegantly. Gauge thickness can be assigned to any given FE model in a simple way.

FACTORSToday’s Work FlowMeshWorks Work Flow
Expertise requiredHighLow
Simultaneous SelectionHigh
Selecting Part3 min
Assigning Thickness2 min
Total Time Taken30min5 min
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Weld Parameter

Weld parameters are useful way to optimize structures after design freeze for components/parts. Weld parameter helps realize welds appropriately after shape changes or morphing as well. MeshWorks weld parameter tool helps to optimize number of welds and their pitch for spot weld.

FACTORSToday’s Work FlowMeshWorks Work Flow
Expertise requiredHighLow
Weld Input FlexibilityHigh
Weld Point creation3 min
Updation Time2 min
Total Time50 min5 min
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Doubler Parameter

Doubler parameters are created to increase local stiffness for NVH applications. In MeshWorks Doublers can be created without CAD. The resulting thickness penetration if any is automatically taken care of by MeshWorks.

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Bulkhead Parameter

Bulk head parameter is excellent tool to improve sectional stiffness without much mass penalty and at the same time improve energy management during crash events. In MeshWorks, bulkheads and its connection could be co created without waiting for CAD.

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Bead/ Crush Intiator Parameter

Bead/ Crush initiator parameters are created to increase stiffness for NVH applications and to initiate crush during crash events.

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Shell RIB Creation

In Interior trims shell ribs play important role in energy management during head impact. In MeshWorks such shell ribs could be inserted into FE mesh of trim parts for quick evaluation of the countermeasure without the need for CAD data.

FACTORSToday’s Work FlowMeshWorks Work Flow
Expertise requiredHighLow
Input FlexibilityHigh
Shell Rib Creation3 min
Parameterization Time3 min
Approx Time25min6 min
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Part Extension Parameter

Part extension option is normally used to improve and tune the structural performance of the vehicle in Crash or durability events. Part extension or contraction can be carried out without CAD in MeshWorks. Additional Packaging and shape change consideration to the body sections are not generally required.

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Tailor Welded Blanks (Twb) Parameter

Tailor welded blanks is important performance tuning option for energy management in Crash events. In MeshWorks Tailor Welded Blank parameters helps to select the number of TWB patches along with their patch thicknesses.

FACTORSToday’s Work FlowMeshWorks Work Flow
Expertise requiredHighLow
Assigning inputs3 min
Parameter creation2 min
Total Approx Time30min5 min
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Dart Parameter

Dart parameters are created to increase stiffness for NVH applications.

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Topology Parameter

Topology parameter in MeshWorks provides user with power to move an existing cross member to different location or create a new cross member with height change. The connections are co created in MeshWorks.

FACTORSToday’s Work FlowMeshWorks Work Flow
Expertise requiredHighLow
Parameterization Time2 min
Design Generation Time3 min
Total Approx Time30 min6 min
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Tetra RIB Creation

Tetra ribs could be inserted into the models without waiting for CAD as we try to implement the finding from topology studies for further strengthening the housing or as a user defined rib addition based on engineering judgement.

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Punch Slots/ Holes Parameters

Create lightening pockets on vehicle panels or cross-members in order to reduce mass or increase stiffness without waiting for CAD data in MeshWorks.

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